The rapidly increasing temperatures around the world, are drying the soil, slowing the agriculture, hurting our economy and putting the world’s food supply at risk. The high temperatures are seen as a result of climate change, and, on a global scale, has dramatically slowed the production of wheat and corn, driving up prices. When supply falls below demand normally the poorest nations are the first ones to feel the impact and these countries already have problems getting or producing enough food for their citizens. According to the New York Times the demand for food is expected to rise as much as 14 percent each decade as the world population is projected to grow from 7.2 billion today, to 9.6 billion by 2050. Therefore, unless something is done to decrease the rising temperatures that has created numerous droughts and drying the soil, farmers will not be able to keep up with the fast increasing demand for food. This should be a matter of great concern to us and our government and to the rest of the world, because if the world’s food supply falls below demand it would cause mass starvation worldwide.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).